Lake Charles Rheumatologists
- 3 Board certified
- 16 Reviews
- Average rating is 2.8 stars
- Average wait time is 23.9 minutes
What are Rheumatology Doctors?
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
The area of Lake Charles, LA has a population of approximately 372,828 people. There are 4 rheumatologists near Lake Charles, which gives it a ratio of 1 rheumatologist per 93,207 residents or a ratio of 1 rheumatologist per 36,018 households. There are 144,072 households in Lake Charles.